Global Payments Enables MasterCard Credit and Debit Card Acceptance for CEB

ImageGlobal Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, announced today that its Sri Lankan subsidiary, Global Payments Asia Pacific Lanka Pvt Ltd. (Global Sri Lanka), has entered into an agreement with Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB),Sri Lanka’s largest electricity provider, and MasterCard to enable consumers topay electricity bills using their MasterCard credit and debit cards. Global Sri Lanka has deployed its point of sale terminals at CEB’s Colombo 02 head office as well as its outlets across Colombo, Dehiwala, Gampaha, Kiribathgoda, Negombo Ratmalana and Thudella Ja-elato facilitate this service. The company also plans to offer this convenient solution at other CEB outlets in the coming months.

Enabling CEB to move more of its day-to-day transactions to electronic platforms, this solution will simplify monthly utility bill payments for consumers while offering them greater security. CEB customers will be charged a nominal convenience fee of 1.1% when settling bills with their MasterCard credit and debit cards over the Global Payments terminals.

  1. K. Liyanage, Finance Manager, Ceylon Electricity Board commented, “As Sri Lanka’s leading electricity provider, we continue to upgrade processes and systems to offer greater levels of service to our consumers. Eliminating the need to carry cash while expediting the payment process, they are sure to appreciate the safety and convenience being offered. Working together with MasterCard and Global Payments, we look forward to making this available at more outlets in the future.”

“Partnering with electronic payment technology titans like MasterCard, we strive to bring state-of-the-art payment solutions to Sri Lanka. We are excited to collaborate with a large utility service provider like CEB and are focused on providing hassle-free, secure electronic payment solutions to otherCEB outlets,” said Nazeem Mohamed, Director inSri Lanka & Maldives, Global Payments Asia Pacific Lanka Pvt Ltd.

About Global Payments Inc.

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our partnerships, technologies and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 4,300 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 Company with merchants and partners in 29 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global Payments, our “Service. Driven. Commerce” brand and our technologies, please visit

Global Payments has a strong presence in the Asia Pacific region and is the largest pan-Asian card payment processor with a footprint in 13 countries and territories in the region. The combination of our local market knowledge and global experience enables us to serve and fulfill card-present and card-not-present merchant processing requirements for domestic, regional and global businesses. We also understand the fundamental importance of processing payments on time, all the time, in a secure, compliant, and cost-effective manner. We are committed to being the partner of choice for our merchants.For more information on Global Payments Asia Pacific, please visit